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First Nation Elders Visit De Beers Mine to Taste the Fish

Elders from six Northwest Territories indigenous groups took part in the second annual fish tasting at De Beers Canada’s Gahcho Kué mine
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The event is one of the ways the company seeks to gain traditional knowledge as part of the mine’s environmental monitoring programme.

A dozen lake trout were caught from Kirk Lake by elders from Behchoko and Lutsel K’e, who were accompanied by a member of the mine’s environment team. Kirk Lake is about 20km downstream from the mine site.

When the tasting took place, additional elders travelled to the mine. The event included a mine site tour and an opportunity to pick cranberries, blueberries and crowberries from land around the mine.

Environmental Research From De Beers' Sites Goes on Show at Major Conference

One of the world’s leading environmental historians will headline at a high-profile research conference opening at De Beers Group’s South African headquarters in Johannesburg today.
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Professor Emeritus Jane Carruthers will kick off the 8th Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference in front of more than 200 conservationists, scientists, academics, students, nature lovers and activists.

Her keynote address will give an overview of research over the last century, looking at what has shaped the knowledge of the present research and conservation arena.

Tomorrow begins with Professor Norman Owen-Smith of the University of Witwatersrand presenting several case studies on how different species can be monitored continuously for extended periods.

Aramark Reports Progress on Sustainable Seafood Sourcing Goals

Purchases increasingly meet Seafood Watch® Recommendations
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October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As a responsible participant in the world’s seafood supply chain, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global provider of dining solutions to businesses, schools, universities, hospitals and stadiums, is making significant progress toward its 2018 commitment to purchase 100% of its U.S. contracted seafood from sources that meet Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program recommendations.

VIDEO | Givewith - Dell and Waterkeeper Alliance Fight Plastic Pollution

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This engaging video by Givewith explains the important work of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global nonprofit that protects the world’s waterways, and its partnership with Dell.

Reflecting on Our Ocean Plastic Summer Internship

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The following is a guest blog from Dell’s ocean plastic supply chain summer interns Allison Ward and Dan Partin, graduate students at the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations.

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The following is a guest blog from Dell’s ocean plastic supply chain summer interns Allison Ward and Dan Partin, graduate students at the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations.

How Dell & Givewith Engaged Customers in the Fight Against Ocean Pollution

Through social impact marketing, Dell is collaborating with customers to make things happen in the real world that benefit the environment and its brand.
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In my field of marketing work, we’re always researching what our customers want – and we see that the tide is turning: Increasing awareness around societal and environmental issues has led to a rise in “conscious consumption.” Customers are increasingly seeking out ways to make positive decisions about what and how they buy.

As a company that makes corporate social responsibility part of everyday business, Dell loves this. We see real opportunity in collaborating with our customers on the values we share, to make things happen in the real world that benefit society, our environment and our brand.

Earlier this year, we began shipping the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 with a packaging system that contains 25 percent recycled ocean plastics. We’ll divert 16,000 pounds of plastic from our oceans in 2017 alone, and we are creating the first commercial-scale global ocean plastics supply chain.

When we recently learned about an innovative approach to share the ways we’re building a Legacy of Good and allow our online audience to give and support clean waterways, we jumped on it.

We collaborated with Givewith, a new social impact marketing platform. Givewith is bringing brands, consumers and nonprofit organizations together to tackle our most challenging social issues. Givewith Founder and CEO Paul Polizzotto has his own special relationship with water. Paul explains more about his company, his passion for the ocean and his work with Dell, below.

- Ann Lott, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at Dell

 

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In my field of marketing work, we’re always researching what our customers want – and we see that the tide is turning: Increasing awareness around societal and environmental issues has led to a rise in “conscious consumption.” Customers are increasingly seeking out ways to make positive decisions about what and how they buy.

As a company that makes corporate social responsibility part of everyday business, Dell loves this. We see real opportunity in collaborating with our customers on the values we share, to make things happen in the real world that benefit society, our environment and our brand.

Earlier this year, we began shipping the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 with a packaging system that contains 25 percent recycled ocean plastics. We’ll divert 16,000 pounds of plastic from our oceans in 2017 alone, and we are creating the first commercial-scale global ocean plastics supply chain.

When we recently learned about an innovative approach to share the ways we’re building a Legacy of Good and allow our online audience to give and support clean waterways, we jumped on it.

We collaborated with Givewith, a new social impact marketing platform. Givewith is bringing brands, consumers and nonprofit organizations together to tackle our most challenging social issues. Givewith Founder and CEO Paul Polizzotto has his own special relationship with water. Paul explains more about his company, his passion for the ocean and his work with Dell, below.

- Ann Lott, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at Dell

 

World Water Week Raises Critical Global Water Issues

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At Essity in North America, sustainability is about improving the lives and well-being of people in our communities, our employees, our friends, and our neighbors in ways that preserve our present-day resources and assures that these resources are available for our communities and children in future generations. We strive for this by understanding the pillars that support sustainability that include social, environmental and economic dimensions and execute on them to deliver results toward a circular society. 

An Intern’s Perspective: Working with the Women who Make Tetra Tech’s Projects Happen

Recognizing the importance of female leadership in the engineering and international development fields
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Tetra Tech’s Sabrina Daley, International Development Services intern, will be writing a series of blog posts about working with and learning from women who are leading international development endeavors at Tetra Tech. In this post, she introduces us to the three experts and their areas of focus and explains her experience at Tetra Tech. In subsequent posts, she will provide an in-depth look at each woman’s work.

Tetra Tech Celebrates Flagship Program Achievements in the Philippines

Commemorating 30 years of coastal zone and marine resources management improvement in the Philippines
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In June 2017 Tetra Tech celebrated five years of achievements by the Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (ECOFISH) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Tetra Tech and the ECOFISH team used innovative interventions and technological solutions to conserve marine biodiversity, enhance ecosystem productivity, and restore profitability of fisheries in key marine biodiverse areas.

Companies Announce Support for SDG 14 Implementation

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Originally appeared on International Institute for Sustainable Development

Albertsons Companies, one of the largest US supermarket companies, announced its support for SDG 14 by joining the Seafood Task Force and signing on to the pledge on Committing to Social Responsibility in Global Fisheries and Aquaculture, a voluntary commitment made by the private sectors, NGOs and the UN during the UN Ocean Conference.

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